Raisi’s Death Sparks Celebrations and Tension

Former Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, known for his hardline stance and involvement in the 1988 mass executions of political prisoners, has died, eliciting mixed reactions globally. Celebrations erupted in cities like London, where people danced and waved flags outside the Iranian embassy. Shahin Nejad, spokesman for the Iranian Renaissance Movement, highlighted Raisi’s brutal suppression of 2022 protests following the death of a young woman in police custody. Mr. Nejad emphasized Raisi’s role in the violent crackdown of the protests.

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